People say put your heart into it; it means to become fully invested. It means to throw the full weight of your humanity behind something. There are no half hearted success stories. We must be vigilant. Our heart must remain invested. When the heart goes out of something we automatically sabotage it. So, if we can invest ourselves in maintaining the commitment of our heart we will automatically achieve many of our dreams in life.

There are No Half Hearted Success Stories

You can count back ten centuries, and there are no half hearted success stories. Even the worst things people did were done wholeheartedly.

When we become half hearted we lose the flow. We become self doubting. We lose ourselves. And yet, we grip onto things to save ourselves.

Whole hearted work is spirited work. It’s a joy that comes into everything you do. You live and breathe it. An open hearted business person makes decisions that are kind and generous and yet mindful.

Benefits of Open Hearted Work

  1. We present ourselves to others in a powerful and humanly friendly way
  2. We react less to challenges and therefore we are more present with each other
  3. We can be there for others
  4. Creativity
  5. Leadership
  6. Stress free

All of life is heart. Your family lives off it. Your children thrive on it.

So, how do you keep our heart open?

  1. No blame… blame blocks resolution. It means we take responsibility for everything we feel, everything we do. This is powerful. It is empowered. It means if we feel small it’s not because someone bullied us, it’s because we feel small and the bully revealed it. It means if we feel angry, it’s not that someone is making us angry, it’s because we were angry and someone bought it out. If we are poor it’s because we feel we are not worthy of wealth. Taking blame for everything is like taking hold of the steering wheel of a car. It puts you back in charge.
  2. Flexibility …. Life is about the ability to adapt. If we react we don’t adapt. Adapt means to stick at something long enough, through enough challenges, to adapt. All open hearted living comes through adaptation. Then, there’s more to adapt through. And more and more… Don’t ever promise someone that once they fix a problem other problems won’t come. Teach people how to stay true to their vision and learn to adapt.
  3. Resilient Vision …. when I fly I talk to the gods and ask for new visions. The human heart only holds visions – it cannot open to the now, it opens to what it loves and loves to create. the heart calls us, guides us, inspires us to give, create and grow. An open heart is never in this moment it is always bringing the future back to the now – it’s like causing the future without running from the now. The bigger the heart opening the further it feels and the more it gives. Think of the word “WOW” – that’s an open heart. Wow… Wow… When I open a heart I unblock the flow of hopes and dreams that have banked up, gone sour, started to rot, and I wash those dreams afresh and set them alive flowing again. And the biggest block I have to work against is self focussed meditation. Here, in a plane, amongst the clouds, just like the mountains of Nepal – I feel closer to the source of the flow. Awake, alive and I always cry inspired tears as my heart opens more and my love for the world as it is, grows stronger: I then send high vibes – from my spirit to yours.
  4. A real grounded connection? No theatre can beat the profound honesty and raw beauty of of raw nature and although 80% of our world is suffering urbanisation and yoga-tisation and materialisation … there is still raw and magnificent – ancient and primal innocence when we strip down, get off the boat, out of the car, away from the safety of buildings and ambitious learning and just be … be with nature – this is mental health, love and life so pure – celebrate it daily.
  5. A healthy perspective. Gratitude, Presence, Certainty and Love. And this mindset is what one needs to hold sacred in order to achieve results with an open hearted approach. Working with an open heart…

 

OPEN HEARTED WORK

Your heart is the core of your deepest humanity. When we have finished exploring intellect and attending ceremonies, when we are exhausted trying to change the unchangeable, then we come to rest in our heart.

In this place your heart and my heart are one, we are interconnected, no need to compare, we are a part of something bigger, where our individuality is transient, the moment becomes important and we all relax in the knowledge that we have no idea of what could happen next. This is a beautiful reality, the core of confidence, love, beauty and a healthy life.

If one spent their whole life doing nothing other than opening their heart and developing the qualities of the heart, it is no exaggeration to say that this effort alone would bring them to the highest goal of human life. Because it is through the heart that one finds their truth and within the heart that one finds their True Nature.

It is the human heart that strength and conviction emanate. Compassion and loving-kindness live in the heart and it is here that one feels peace. It is through the heart that we can find the way to treat our brothers and sisters, and ultimately, a way to be true to ourselves.

The heart represents the essential nature of a person and thus the development of the heart; the unfolding of the heart and the illumination of the heart are of the utmost importance on the path to live and work well. This is the centre around which your life can revolve. But it is not the emotional centre.

The heart is often mistaken as a nice fuzzy feeling in the centre of the chest. This is the emotional centre. We are talking about the human spirit. It is not a feeling but rather a knowing. Called the inner voice, it is not a voice at all. Called the spirit it is not a physical existence. It is a pure, awareness. And it is powerful, resilient, kind and wise.

To find your heart is to find a path that doesn’t waver, it’s also to hold a certain centre, and be true to yourself and others. It all begins with gaining a true sense of your multiple layers of self. Mind, Body and Truth.

It’s a way to think and feel that reflects your true nature, it is natural, and, it creates a certain inner confidence, a strength, and builds a foundation from which your life may evolve. It can’t be separate practice from daily life because it is life itself.

It doesn’t mean rushing around solving the world’s problems either, because those obstacles are countless and that rushing around is in itself part of the world’s problems.

By listening to your own heart, to your own particular gifts, it enables you to focus on what you really love to do and to express yourself without tension or reaction. The deepest experience of life is awakened when each individual finally takes this opportunity. We become the mirror of the change we would love to see in the world; we must first learn to evolve ourselves and to find harmony within.

THE VALUE OF AN OPEN HEART

When we explore the term heart in common language we find that ‘heart’ means the central or innermost part of something such as the ‘heart of the city’, it also means the essential or vital part of something such as “what is the heart of the matter?” A person with a ‘lot of heart’ is someone with determination. To ‘lose heart’ means to be discouraged so we see that the will of a person emanates from their heart. We refer to the heart when we talk about generosity or sincerity as well as consideration, understanding and helpfulness as when we say, “He has a big heart.” or “She is a dear heart.” When a person is cruel or mean or when someone shows no regard for others we say, “His heart is closed or small or cold or that he has no heart at all.”

In most of the spiritual traditions of the world the heart is considered the location where heaven and earth meet within the human being. This, of course, is not the physical heart but rather the ‘heart centre’ within the chest. This centre is where we experience love; it’s the Temple within.

As humans cannot grasp the idea of a heart outside the body, there is a part in this body of flesh dedicated to housing the idea of the heart. This area is most sensitive to feeling and has been called “broken” at times, although no physical break actually occurs.

The surface of our being is mind, while the depth of it is heart.

The heart is clarity the mind is personality. It is through the heart that we feel ourselves or know ourselves. Once a person understands their True Nature, the character and the mystery of heart, they understand the language of the whole of living well because they know goodness and kindness. So we have choices. Listen to this heart or listen to the mind and its stories or fear and uncertainty.

It takes a certain trust

A trust that, when faced with what seems to be an insurmountable challenge, we will survive. It does not necessitate becoming religious. The spiritual life is not lived in temples, or on particular days of worship, nor is it only reverence to a statue or icon; it is lived every single moment of our lives. From what people see of us, and what we think, to our secret thoughts and our secret ideas.

People say put your heart into it; it means to become fully invested. It means to throw the full weight of your humanity behind something. There are no half hearted success stories. We must be vigilant. Our heart must remain invested. When the heart goes out of something we automatically sabotage it. So, if we can invest ourselves in maintaining the commitment of our heart we will automatically achieve many of our dreams in life.

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